2015 Umberto Veronesi Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships for Italian and Foreign Researchers


2015 Umberto Veronesi Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships for Italian and Foreign Researchers, and applications are submitted till 15th of September 2014. Umberto Veronesi Foundation is awarding 130 Postdoctoral Fellowships to scientists in the field of biomedical research who will develop their research projects in Italy or abroad. The Foundation offers 12-month-long research grants for a total amount of 27,000.00 Euro for each grant to Italian and foreign researchers for research both in Italy and abroad and 6-month-long travel grants for a global amount of 15,000.00 Euro for each grant to Italian researcher in an institution abroad. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | Italy and Abroad

Level: Fellowships( are available to scientists who will develop their research projects in Italy or abroad)

Field(s): Fellowships are awarded in the field of biomedical research. The Foundation supports projects aimed at investigating the molecular and biological bases and mechanisms of prevention and cure of chronic diseases in the fields of Oncology, Cardiovascular diseases, Neurosciences and Life Style for disease prevention. Two different macro-areas will be supported: experimental and clinical research.

Deadline: 15th of September 2014.

Funded By: Umberto Veronesi Foundation

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 2015 Umberto Veronesi Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships are targeted for Italian and foreign researchers

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: Umberto Veronesi Foundation will award 130 postdoctoral fellowships.

Scholarship Duration: Grants awarded by Umberto Veronesi Foundation will have a duration of 12 month (for fellowships in the Experimental and Clinical research) or of 6 month (for Travel grants).

Scholarship covers: The Foundation offers:
-12-month-long research grants for a total amount of 27,000.00 Euro for each grant (before tax), aimed at promoting the introduction of young researchers to clinical and translational research in excellent organisations, both in Italy and abroad.
-6-month-long travel grants for a global amount of 15,000.00 Euro for each grant (before tax), aimed at supporting a 6-month period of work experience of an Italian researcher in an institution abroad. Travel grants are reserved to Italian citizens only.


Description

‣ Science progresses anywhere there is a true exchange.

‣ An exchange of experience, know-how, procedures, solutions and/or results. For this reason, Fondazione Umberto Veronesi promotes a Culture of Science without boundaries, favouring professional training of the most deserving scientists and researchers from Italy and abroad.

‣ To support this culture of progression, Umberto Veronesi Foundation will award 130 2015 Umberto Veronesi Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships to scientists that are considered as being at a high level in the field of biomedical research who will develop their projects in Italy or abroad.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the 2015 Umberto Veronesi Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships, you must meet the following requirements:

The research grants offered by the Umberto Veronesi Foundation are addressed to:


‣ Italian and foreign researchers (12-month-long fellowships for experimental research): Candidates should preferably have a scientific degree such as Medicine, Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biotechnologies and a clinical and/or post-degree research experience (specialisation, PhD or equivalent experience) in health-related fields.

‣ Selected  2015 Umberto Veronesi Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships candidates shall carry out a period of study and work in excellent organisations, and on an international level;

‣ it is a true opportunity for professional growth through in-depth study and working with others.


‣ Italian and foreign medical doctors (12-month-long fellowships for clinical research): Candidates must have a degree in Medicine and a clinical and/or post-degree research experience (specialisation, PhD or equivalent experience).

‣ Selected candidates shall carry out a period of study and work in excellent organisations in Italy and shall be introduced – based on their expertise – in specialised teams, coordinated by top level referents.

‣ Please make sure that all the degrees held by candidates are equivalent to their Italian counterparts, in order to be able to work as clinicians with patients in Italy.

‣ 2015 Umberto Veronesi Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships Candidates who do not possess the legal criteria to work as clinicians in Italy will be excluded from the evaluation procedure.


‣ Italian researchers (6-month-long travel grants): Candidates should preferably have a scientific degree such as Medicine, Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biotechnologies and a clinical and/or post-degree research experience (specialisation, PhD or equivalent experience) in health-related fields.


‣ Travels grants are reserved to Italian citizens and are aimed at promoting work experience of Italian researchers in an institution abroad. In particular, projects where the candidate can learn new methodologies and innovative technologies will be preferred, in order to increase the exchanges of skills and know-how between Italian and Foreign Institutions.


‣ For all the fellowships, candidates must officially obtain the PhD or specialisation title by the 1st of January 2015.

Selection Criteria:

‣ All applications correctly sent by the deadline and that meet the eligibility criteria will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee.

‣ 2015 Umberto Veronesi Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships Candidates will be awarded grants based on the following meritocratic criteria:


  1. Quality of the scientific curriculum: In particular candidates must have:
-Publication of at least two original papers in peer-reviewed international journals.
-Publication of at least one original papers in peer-reviewed international journals as a first author. Also the quality of publications (i.e.: the impact factor of the journals) will be included in the selection criteria. It is thus mandatory to clearly indicate the impact factor of every single publication stated in the application.

  2. Quality of the research project: The feasibility, the adherence to the requests of this call, the innovation and translational core of the project and of the field of application, and the potential of the projects to generate substantial contributions to the field will be evaluated. 
  3. 
Candidates who have abstained themselves from work for maternity leave or serious illness in the two years preceding the submission date, please state it clearly in the CV, indicating also the period of abstention. The Scientific Committee will take it into account during the evaluation procedure.

Scholarship Application Method

‣ To start with the submission of the online application

‣ Please note that during the application process you will be requested to upload the following documentation:


  • Two letters of recommendation (mandatory)

  • A letter of acceptance by the hosting Institute, signed by the legal representative of the Institute (mandatory)

  • A report of any previous projects undertaken with a grant from Umberto Veronesi Foundation (if present)
Preliminary results of the projects (if present) with a maximum of 3 files.

  • All files must be in PDF format. Please note that once you have started to fill in the form, you will have to complete and submit your application. You will not be able to save and complete it later.

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 15th of September 2014.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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